News from around the Barbican

Family Tours at the Charterhouse

25th January 2020 | 1:00pm - 1:45pm The first of their special Family Tours for 2020. Join them on a journey through the Charterhouse as they look for Thomas Sutton’s missing Talbots. Discover medieval monks, regal royals, terrible Tudors and naughty schoolboys as you all search high and low for cuddly Talbot toys. Can you help find all six? Particularly suitable for under 12s. £10 per adult, children go free (NB max two children per paying adult). Book your tickets here! … [Read more...]

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 25/26 January

Come and help count birds in City and Barbican gardens as part of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2020. This will be the 13th year volunteers have participated in the Birdwatch. Expect to see about 17 different species – including some migratory birds that may have blown in over the winter. All are welcome to join this gentle walk through a number of City gardens. If you would like to come along - or share your own results of counting birds from your balcony or in a Barbican garden - please PM me. Saturday 25 January 08.30 - 11.00 Meet in Bunhill Fields by the gardener’s hut and then … [Read more...]

New lunchtime choir at St Botolphs without Aldgate

Come along for a lunchtime sing along Light Refreshments afterwards and to ask what songs you like etc, We have a lovely experienced choir director to help us No audition or experience necessary!! Every Monday lunch time from 12.30 to 1.30 Starts 20th Jan … [Read more...]

Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles

Exhibition Dates: Saturday 25 January - Sunday 19 April 2020 Two Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD https://twotempleplace.org Two Temple Place is delighted to announce its 2020 exhibition Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles. Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles tells the story of seven pioneering women who went against all established norms to create some of the richest, most diverse and global public collections in the UK today. Textiles and costume give us a beautiful and intensely human insight into our history. Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles … [Read more...]

Secret Theatre Project: The Invitation

Fresh from a sell-out run in Hong Kong, Secret Theatre Project is returning to London with brand new immersive theatrical show The Invitation, launching on Tuesday 28th January 2020 in East London. Featuring an immersive dining option as part of the theatrical experience, The Invitation will transport its guests to a Masquerade Party with a dark secret in a five-star hotel, where once donning their disguises, participants become a part of a devilish narrative of action, murder and intrigue. Described as ‘Eyes Wide Shut Meets SE7EN’, Secret Theatre Project’s highly-anticipated new show … [Read more...]

Letter from St Giles

We are getting ready to welcome Suffolk. I am quite an expert on the county having experienced the bus replacement service along what appeared to be the entire length of A140 one wet weekend in the summer. Suffolk is like Norfolk but with hills and, thank goodness, speeds up as you approach Ipswich. I know some of you live there: you introduce yourselves by place whereas us conventional types opt for giving of our name. Thus I am greeted with, ‘We live in Suffolk’ indicating that although you seem to be bodily present in the Barbican several nights a week, and are shaking my hand right now, … [Read more...]

YUM @ Cowcross Yards

London’s First Ever Christmas ‘Puds and Trees Market’ London’s first ever Puds and Trees market launches in December at Cowcross Yards forming the second ‘YUM @ Cowcross Yards’ A jaw-dropping ‘Christmas Pudding Tree’, the first of its kind, will be covered in edible puds with a surprising twist A three-day festive feast sees one late-night and two daytime markets to celebrate seasonality, tradition and trends Nestled between Cowcross Street, Britton Street and St John Street, and a stone’s throw from Farringdon Station, the newest foodie hotspot in the heart of London, Cowcross … [Read more...]

Free gym trial @Nuffield

Free trial visit at Nuffield Health Moorgate Fitness & Wellbeing Gym, CityPoint 1 Ropemaker Street, EC2Y 9AW Fully-equipped gym Over 100 classes/week 20m swimming pool Squash Squash courts Personal training Physiotherapy To book your free trial visit www.nuffieldhealth.com/trial … [Read more...]

Designer Jewellers Group

The DESIGNER JEWELLERS GROUP, a selection of contemporary jewellers, will present their 2019 Christmas exhibition at SALTERS’ HALL, 4 London Wall, EC2Y 5DE Our opening times are: December 10-13    12:00 noon – 8 pm December 16-20    12:00 noon – 8 pm This third Designer Jewellers Group exhibition at the Salters’ Hall features professional craftsmanship at its best, whether traditional or cutting-edge.    Exciting new collections are being presented, using a wide variety of materials, processes and techniques. This year three generations of jewellers in one family are being … [Read more...]

Beautiful Books: Dickens and the Business of Christmas

‘Welcome everything! On this day we shut out nothing!’ 20 November 2019 – 19 April 2020 HOW CHARLES DICKENS BROUGHT CHRISTMAS BACK INTO FASHION New exhibition explores Dickens’s enduring impact on modern Christmas Exhibits include the world’s first printed Christmas card Exhibition filled with beautifully-designed Victorian books How Dickens fell out of love with the season he helped to create A new exhibition exploring a Victorian publishing phenomenon and a string of Christmas books by Charles Dickens that continue to influence the season more than 170 years after they … [Read more...]